Credit By Examination, AP, CLEP, IB

Students entering Texas Woman’s University may be able to gain University semester credit hours for examinations. There are several types of examinations that may earn college semester credit hours with a minimum score requirement. They include:

  1. The Advanced Placement Program (AP)
  2. The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  3. The International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
  4. Professional society tests in specific disciplines
  5. Departmental examination and/or reviews

Semester credit hours will be placed on the student’s permanent record upon admission to TWU, to facilitate advising. Semester credit hours received at another college or university will be accepted to TWU as transfer credits where applicable upon receipt of an official transcript. A student may not receive semester credit hours by examination for a TWU course in which she or he has enrolled. No more than 30 semester credit hours can be received as credit by examination (AP/CLEP/IB). Official score reports must be submitted directly from the test agency, recorded on an official high school transcript, or by an official student test score report submitted to the Office of Admissions Processing

Satisfactory Scores Required to Earn College Semester Credit Hours

CLEP Subject Examinations

History and Social Sciences

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
American Government 50 GOV 2013 3
History of the United States I 50 HIST 1013 3
History of the United States II 50 HIST 1023 3
Human Growth & Development 50 PSY 1603 3
Humanities 50 HUMA 1000 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 PSY 1000 3
Introduction to Psychology 50 PSY 1013 3
Introduction to Sociology 50 SOCI 1013 3
Principles of Macroecononics 50 ECO 1023 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 1013 3
Social Science & History 50 SOCI 1000 3
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 1000 3

Composition & Literature

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
College Composition 50 ENG 1013 3
American Literature 50 ENG 2033 3
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 ENG 1000 3
English Literature 50 ENG 2013 3
80 ENG 2013, ENG 2000 6

Science

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Biology 50 BIOL 1111, BIOL 1113, BIOL 1121, BIOL 1123 8
Chemistry 50 CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, CHEM 1121, CHEM 1123 8
Natural Sciences 50 SCI 1114 4

Mathematics

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Calculus 50 MATH 2014 4
College Algebra 50 MATH 1303 3
College Mathematics 50 MATH 1013 3
Precalculus 50 MATH 1313 3

World Languages

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
French I 44-58 FR 1000 3
French II 59-79 FR 1000, FR 1000 6
80 FR 1000, FR 1000, FR 1000 9
German I 50-58 FL 1000 3
German II 59-79 FL 1000 6
80 FL 1000 9
Spanish I 50-57 SPAN 1013 3
58-65 SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023 6
Spanish II 66-73 SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, SPAN 1000 9
74-80 SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, SPAN 1000, SPAN 1000 12

Business

CLEP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Financial Accounting 50 BUS 2043 3
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 CSCI 1403 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BUS 1000 3
Principles of Marketing 50 BUS 1000 3
Principles of Management 50 BUS 1000 3

AP Scores Required to Earn College Semester Credit Hours

Arts

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Art History 3 ART 2713 3
Music Theory
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3 ART 1203 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 ART 1213 3
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ART 1303 3

English

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
English Language & Composition 3 ENG 1013 3
5 ENG 1013, ENG 1023 6
English Literature & Composition 3 ENG 2153 3

History  & Social Science

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Comparative Government & Politics 3 GOV 3723 3
European History 3 HIST 2000, HIST 2000 6
Human Geography 3 SOCI 2000 3
Macroeconomics 3 ECO 1023 3
Microeconomics 3 ECO 1013 3
Psychology 3 PSY 1013 3
United States Government & Politics 3 GOV 2013 3
United States History 3 HIST 1013, HIST 1023 6
World History 3 HIST 2013, HIST 2023 6

Mathematics & Computer Science

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Calculus AB 3 MATH 2014 4
Calculus BC 3 MATH 2014, MATH 2024 8
Computer Science A 3 CSCI 1421, CSCI 1423 4
Computer Science Principles
Statistics 3 MATH 1703 3

Sciences

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Biology 3 BIOL 1111, BIOL 1113 4
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1111. CHEM 1113, CHEM 1121, CHEM 1123 8
Environmental Science 3 BIOL 1023 3
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 PHYS 1133 3
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHYS 2161, PHYS 2163 4
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 2151, PHYS 2153 4

World Languages & Culture

AP Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits
Chinese Language & Culture 3 FL 1000 3
4 FL 1000 6
5 FL 1000 9
French Language & Culture 3 FR 1000 3
4 FR 1000, FR 1000 6
5 FR 1000, FR 1000, FR 1000 9
German Language & Culture 3 FL 1000 3
4 FL 1000 6
5 FL 1000 9
Italian Language & Culture 3 FL 1000 3
4 FL 1000 6
5 FL 1000 9
Japanese Language & Culture 3 FL 1000 3
4 FL 1000 6
5 FL 1000 9
Latin 3 FL 1000 3
4 FL 1000 6
5 FL 1000 9
Spanish Language and Culture (Effective 2012/2013) 3 SPAN 1013 3
4 SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023 6
5 SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, SPAN 1000 9

International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalency Chart

Texas Woman’s University recognizes the strength of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and has approved the granting of course semester credit hours for a 4 or higher on the Standard and Higher Level (HL) exams. Any entering freshman who holds an IB diploma with a score of 4 or higher on all subject exams will be granted a minimum of 24 college semester credit hours. Students from high schools that offer IB courses, but not the diploma, may receive semester credit hours. The exam level and scores detailed below will determine the amount of course credit awarded.

IB Exam Score TWU Course Received Credits Meets Core
Arts & Humanities
Film (HL/SL) 4 or higher DRAM 1000 (may be applied to Creative Arts core) 3 YES
Music (SL/HL) 4 or higher MU 2713 3 Yes
Theatre Arts (SL/HL) 4 or higher DRAM 2493 3 Yes
Visual Arts (SL/HL) 4 or higher ART 2713 3 Yes
Composition & Literature
English A: Language & Literature (HL) 4 or higher ENG 1013 3 Yes
English A: Language & Literature (SL) 4 or higher ENG 1013 3 Yes
Extended Essay 4 or higher on English A, and C or better on Extended Essay ENG 1023 3 Yes
Language A: Literature (HL) 4 or higher ENG 1000 can be subbed for LPC core area 6 Yes
Language A: Literature (SL) 4 or higher ENG 1000 3 Yes
Business & Economics
Business & Management 4,5,6,7 BUS 1000 3
Economics (SL) 4,5,6,7 ECO 1023 3 Yes
Economics (HL) 4,5,6,7 ECO 1013, ECO 1023 6 Yes
History & Geography Yes
Geography 4,5,6,7 SOCI 3273 3
Americas 4,5,6,7 HIST 1013, HIST 1023 6 Yes
Europe 4,5,6,7 HIST TITLE 6
Africa 4,5,6,7 HIST TITLE 6
E & SE Asia & Oceania 4,5,6,7 HIST TITLE 6
S. Asia & Middle East 4,5,6,7 HIST TITLE 6
Islamic History 4,5,6,7 HIST TITLE 6
Mathematics & Computer Science
Information Technology in a Global Society 4 or higher CSCI 1403 3
Computer Science 4 or higher CSCI 1000 4 Yes
Mathematics (HL) w/Further Mathematics 4,5,6,7 MATH 2014 4 Yes
Mathematical Methods 4,5,6,7 MATH 1313 3 Yes
Mathematical Studies 4,5,6,7 MATH 1013 3 Yes
Languages
Latin (HL) 4 or higher FL 1000 6
Latin (SL) 4 or higher FL 1000 3
Greek, Classical 4 or higher FL 1000 3
Language A1 or A2 (SL)
French 4,5,6,7 FR 1013 3
German 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Portuguese 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Russian 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Spanish 4,5,6,7 SPAN 1013 3
Other Languages 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Language A1 or A2 (HL)
French 4,5,6,7 FR 1013, FR 1023 6
German 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6
Portuguese 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6
Russian 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6
Spanish 4,5,6,7 SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023 6
Other Languages 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6 Yes
Language B (SL)
French 4,5,6,7 FR 1013 3
German 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Portuguese 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Russian 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Spanish 4,5,6,7 SPAN 1013 3
Other Languages 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Language B (HL)
French 4,5,6,7 FR 1013, FR 1023 6
German 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6
Portuguese 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6
Russian 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6
Spanish 4,5,6,7 SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023 6
Other Languages 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 6
Language AB
French 4,5,6,7 FR 1013 3
German 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Portuguese 4,5,6,7, FL TITLE 3
Russian 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Spanish 4,5,6,7 SPAN 1013 3
Other Languages 4,5,6,7 FL TITLE 3
Sciences
Biology (HL) 4 or higher BIOL 1111, BIOL 1113, BIOL 1121, BIOL 1123 8 Yes
Biology (SL) 4 or higher BIOL 1111, BIOL 1113 4 Yes
Chemistry (HL) 4 or higher CHEM 1011, CHEM 1013, CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, CHEM 1121, CHEM 1123 12 Yes
Chemistry (SL) 4 or higher CHEM 1011, CHEM 1013 4 Yes
Environmental Syst. 4 or higher SCI 2113 3 Yes
Physics (SL) 4 or higher PHYS 1131, PHYS 1133 4 Yes
Physics (HL) 4 or higher PHYS 1131, PHYS 1133, PHYS 1141, PHYS 1143 8 Yes
Social Sciences
Philosophy 4,5,6,7 PHIL 1023 3 Yes
Psychology 4,5,6,7 PSY 1013 3 Yes

International Baccalaureate transcripts should be sent to:
Texas Woman’s University
Office of Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649